Palestine: GUPW Conference

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Under the Spring Forward for Women programme, the General Union of Palestinian Women group of 180 members representing 9 political parties under the Palestinian Liberation Organization PLO (50% women) (90 members from Gaza, and 90 members from the West Bank) are working to promote women’s rights and participation within their political parties. The group received training on gender and women’s political participation, and had an in-depth review of their internal bylaws from a gender perspective. 

The findings of these reviews and further discussions between the base of the 9 political parties under the Palestinian Liberation Organization PLO and their leaderships took place in December 2014, with over 150 (90% of which were women) people attending the discussions which revolved around the involvement and political empowerment of youth, especially young women in these political parties’ decision making fronts.